Match Report: Brechin City 1- Stenhousemuir

Stenhousemuir were forced to settle for a point against bottom of the league Brechin City at Glebe Park on Tuesday night.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 10:06 am
Stenhousemuir manager Davie Irons
Stenhousemuir manager Davie Irons

The hosts took the lead early on but the Warriors had them back level shortly before half time as the second half played out to a 1-1 draw.

City started the match strongly and they deservedly grabbed the opening goal with a well worked move in the 12th minute.

Sean McIntosh picked up the ball on the right touch line and passed to Adam Devine who pushed forward to the edge of the visitors box before playing a short pass to Inglis who fired a right-foot drive into the bottom corner of the net.

Inglis nearly made it 2-0 shortly afterwords when his first-time volley from the edge of the box went inches over the bar.

City were well on top at this stage but they were stunned nine minutes before the break when the Warriors drew level with a superb strike from Hodge who picked up the ball 20 yards from goal before lashing the ball into the roof of the net.

The visitors now had the upper hand as they piled on the the pressure in search of a second goal and it should have arrived from the penalty spot three minutes later when Scott Reekie fouled Alan Docherty in the box but City keeper David Hutton brought off a great save, diving to his right to palm away Mark McGuigan’s spot kick.

The Warriors with the wind at their backs totally dominated the second-half with Ryan Blair (twice), Callum Yeats and Callum Tapping all missing good opportunities but City’s makeshift side, severely depleted by injuries held on for the point.

Stenny will had only 48 hours to survey their point at Gelbe Park before welcoming Cowdenbeath to Ochilview on Thursday night.

The Blue Brazil were originally scheduled to make the trip last Saturday but the match was moved with Stenny’s Scottish Cup tie with Kilmarnock taking place.

The Fife side are second bottom of the table going in to the match and need point to distance themselves from Brechin.

Meanwhile, Davie Irons side have a good opportunity to cut the gap on fifth place Stranraer to just three points with a win in this, their game in hand.